Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

April, 2005

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    What's that on your bookshelf ?

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    What can you tell about someone by looking at their bookshelf ? - I run around Microsoft campus talking to a mixture of developers, marketing, PR, sales etc... - I've decided there are two ways to find out about a person, one is to look at the e-mail...
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    A peek at Longhorn Embedded...

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    The Windows XP Embedded team held an online chat on MSDN yesterday, the Windows XP Embedded and Windows CE chats can be pretty interesting, TechWeb have reported on parts of the chat that talk about Longhorn Embedded – it looks like some of the plans...
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    Less Marketing, More Content ?

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    Do you find that the majority of web pages and videos you watch from large corporations are too marketingy? - Too much "rich, scalable, platform", and not enough "how to", "hands-on" and useful content ? - It's interesting to see how well MSDN Channel...
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    Huh ?

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    Huh ? - but it's not... – Mike
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    MEDC - Blogger Discount Take II.

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    Ok chaps (and chapesses), the first run of Blogger discounts for MEDC disappeared in a flash! – so we’ve decided to run a second promotion – here’s some words from the marketing folks that explains what’s happening… <MarketingFluff> Based...
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    What is a Platform ?

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    The MSDN/Embedded home page has a link to MEDC 2005 – and has the following to say “ Attend Mobile and Embedded DevCon (MEDC 2005), May 9–12, to share and learn more about the latest Windows Embedded platforms . Hear from Microsoft Chairman and Chief...
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    MSDN Code Room - Mobile/Embedded...

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    You may have already watched the first installment of the MSDN Code Room – next week we have some well known MVP’s flying into Redmond to take part in a Windows Mobile and Embedded “Code Room” Challange (I can’t tell you what the challenge is, just in...
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    Are Windows Mobile Smartphones too big ?

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    Today I took delivery of my new Windows Mobile Smartphone, this is a clamshell device which I was hoping was going to fit into my pocket - much to my surprise it's slightly larger than expected. - Mike
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    Compact Framework - # Controls on a Panel ?

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    This question came up from yesterdays Windows Embedded Student Challenge – how many controls can you have on a Compact Framework panel ? – provide your answers on a postcard to… So, I wasn’t sure of the answer to this one, so pinged some of the guys...
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    DemoFall 2005 - Got a cool product/demo ?

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    Hey, you’re building your product based on Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded, so it’s got to be cool, right ? – why not show the world just how cool your next generation of embedded product/technology is – register for Demo Fall 2005 Let me know if...
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    Webcast: Comparing Embedded Linux and Windows Embedded.

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    This sounds like a Webcast not to be missed… I’m definately going to sign up for this one… Comparing Embedded Linux and Windows Embedded Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time Examine the differences between embedded Linux and Microsoft Windows...
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    Embedded Day at Driver Devcon.

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    Today is “Embedded Day” at the Driver Devcon – The event is being held at the Seattle Sheraton – after dropping off the car this morning I walked into the lobby to see not only the “Welcome to the Microsoft Driver Devcon” poster, but also a poster pointing...
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    Channel 9: Interview with Jim Allchin

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    MSDN Channel 9 has a really interesting interview with Jim Allchin – go check it out. – Mike
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    Windows CE Speech Engines.

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    If you’re building a speech enabled device based on Windows CE then you are probably looking for a Windows CE compatible Speech Engine, perhaps one of the following would be good to check out… http://www.svox.com http://www.sakrament.com...
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    Need a Star Wars hit ?

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    Need a Star Wars hit before Episode III comes out ? – take a look at Star Wars Revelations – an independent Star Wars Fan Film, looks pretty cool ! BTW, Star Wars day is coming…. May the 4th be with you… – Mike
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    Read, Listen, Watch ?

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    I’ve been blogging for just over a year now (can you believe it! – the time has just flown by [my Latin teacher at school would say that Time Flies like a Mouse and Fruit Flies like a Banana]) and I appear to have the odd one or two readers (you both...
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    Podcast: Video/Tutorial - Writing Native Applications for Windows CE 5.0

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    Hey, On Friday of last week I recorded a video that shows how to write an MFC application for a Windows CE 5.0 embedded device – this requires that you generate a custom SDK for your platform – you can get the tutorial through the podcast XML file...
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    Podcasting from MEDC

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    We’re going to be Podcasting from the Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference – You will be able to get the ‘buzz’ from the event, even if you’re not able to make it in person. The XML/RSS feed is up and running, and we have a sample video for you to...
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    Platform Builder Documentation Team needs YOUR help!

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    It's March Survey madness (actually it's April, but March sounded better). The Windows CE Platform Builder documentation team are interested in what improvments could be made to the documentation - take this ">short anonymous survey to provide your feedback...
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    Nokia NGage running Windows Mobile

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    Just found this on Modaco a screen shot of a Nokia NGage running Windows Mobile – I wonder if this is real (just looking at today’s date on my Suunto SPOT watch) – Mike
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    Windows XP Embedded - Speed of development or Size of image ?

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    Andy Allred is comparing Windows NT 4 Embedded and Windows XP Embedded on the Windows Embedded blog – Windows NT 4 Embedded wasn’t really that componentized, there were some large buckets of functionality that could be added to an operating...
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    It's Friday, that means...

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    It must be time to release a boat load of Podcast files… This includes Interview with Ford Davidson , a Product Manager in the Windows Mobile Team ( mp3 ) Building a Windows CE 5.0 operating system and adding files ( wmv ) Writing Compact...
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    MSDN Code Room

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    Yesterday we recorded an episode of the MSDN Code Room covering Embedded and Mobile technologies – four well known MVP’s (Sean Liming, Jim Wilson, Doug Boling, and Paul Yao) took the role of developers in the code room – they were given 5 hours to complete...
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    Job: Windows XP Embedded Product Manager.

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    Are you interested in working with Mobile and Embedded Technologies ? - We're looking for a Windows XP Embedded Product Manager - The job specification is posted on the Microsoft Career site - go check out the job spec, get your Resume up to date, and...
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    Enabling Bluetooth on your Windows CE Embedded Image.

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    It looks like some of the Windows Embedded Student Challenge (WESC) teams are having problems adding Bluetooth support to their eBox reference board – this should be reasonably straight forward… Let’s assume that you have your Platform Builder project...
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